The following Simson/Simpson and Stork families in Rockland County, NY were immigrants into NY from Germany. Would enjoy finding someone who is also interested in these families. They have been challenging to research. The Simsons were Jewish, but I don't believe the Storks were. I do have documentation to back up my information if anyone is interested in that.
Jacob Simson was born 1828 in Germany, probably Simoa, wherever that is. His father was Rubinio Simson, don't know his mother's name. Jacob died 12 Jul 1894 at Hagerstown, Rockland County, NY. He is buried in a cemetery there, but as yet I haven't foun which one. He married about 1866 to Rosa "Rosy" Stork. He named her as his wife in his will.
Rosa Stork was born in 1846 in Germany. Her father was Jacob Stork, mother named Mary LNU. She was mentioned by name, as was her husband in her father's probate papers.
Do not yet know where and when she died, or where she is buried.
Jacob and Rosa's children were:
1.)Simon Simson, born 1868 NY
2.)Jacob "Jake" Simson, Jr. born 17 Oct 1872 NY
3.) Benjamin "Ben" Simson, born 20 Feb 1874, NY, probably Rockland County, because his parents were there, owning property and operating a business in 1870 and 1880. Ben died 13 June 1930 Reno, Nevada. He married Margarete Mary Heduig Wilke about 1928 in Chekoslovakia. He married late after seeking his fortune in merchandising in Alaska.
4.) Lipman Simson, born 19 Oct 1876, NY. He married Pauline Wolfe. He was also in merchandising in Alaska and Seattle.
5.) Adaline Simson, born 1877 Germany, lived in NY. Married W. Cohen or Cohn
6.) Rachael "Rae" Simson born about 1880 NY, lived in NY. Married A. Steinberg
7.) Alexander "Allie" Simson, born 1884 NY. He died in 1942, he lived in Reno, Nevada, so he probably died there.
8.) Abraham "Abe" Simson born 26 Sep 1887, NY. Died Jan 1971 NY.
Jacob Stork was born in 1816, the census says he was born in Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany. He was a merchant. Others of the Simsons in the immediate area of Haverstraw (Jacob Stork lived right next door to Jacob and Rosa Simson), dealt in cigars, Jacob Simson may have also. He died 30 Dec 1883 Haverstraw, Rockland County, NY. His parents were Mordecai and Adaline Stork. He married about 1835 to Mary LNU.
Mary was born 1824 in Prussia, she died about 1886 in NY. Her parents are unknown.
Jacob and Mary's children were:
1.) Rosa "Rosy" Stork, born about 1838, Germany, married Jacob Simson.
2.) Martin Stork born 1842 Germany, married Rosa LNU
3.) Isaac Stork born 1858 NY.
4.) Jacob Henry Stork
5.) Abraham Stork
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